New Arrivals · Poetry

August 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

For a better world : poems and drawings on peace and justice by Greater Cincinnati artists.

August 28, 2014
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Ghosn Publishing, 2004-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Editor and organizer: Saad Ghosn.

Brown girl dreaming

August 22, 2014
Woodson, Jacqueline.
New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2014.
336 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 22 cm
"Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story. but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery"-The New York Times Book Review"-- Provided by publisher.

Everything is a poem : the best of J. Patrick Lewis

August 18, 2014
Lewis, J. Patrick.
Mankato, MN : Creative Editions, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"A delightfully wide-ranging poetry collection taken from previously published and new works by American poet J. Patrick Lewis is illustrated by Italian artist Maria Cristina Pritelli"-- Provided by publisher.

Inside Spiders : poems

August 15, 2014
Shinn, Leslie, 1953-, author.
55 pages ; 21 cm
"A Karen & Michael Braziller Book."

By word of mouth : poems from the Spanish, 1916-1959

August 14, 2014
New York : New Directions Book, 2011.
xliii, 167 p. ; 21 cm.
A bilingual collection of William Carlos Williams' translations of various Spanish and Latin American poets.

The Oxford companion to modern poetry

August 13, 2014
New York : Oxford University Press, [2014].
xxiii, 706 pages ; 20 cm

If the tabloids are true what are you? : poems & images

August 12, 2014
Harvey, Matthea, 1973- author.
145 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

Backup singers

August 11, 2014
Browning, Sommer, author.
85 pages ; 23 cm.

New selected poems

August 7, 2014
Murray, Les A., 1938-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
xiv, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Includes indexes.
"A new selection from Les Murray, Australia's finest poet"-- Provided by publisher.

I knead my mommy : and other poems by kittens

August 7, 2014
Marciuliano, Francesco.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 16 cm
A book of confessional poems about the triumphs, trials, and daily discoveries of being a kitten. This volume gives readers a glimpse into kittens' confused and curious feline minds as they encounter the world around them.

Pinholes in the night : essential poems from Latin America

July 25, 2014
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2014]
xxxviii, 281 pages ; 23 cm.

The odyssey

July 21, 2014
Homer, author.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014].
xxv, 459 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Telemachos in Ithaca -- Telemachos calls an assembly -- Telemachos in Pylos -- Telemachos in Sparta -- Odysseus and Kalypso -- Odysseus and Nausicaa -- Odysseus in the Phaeacian court -- The stranger in town -- Odysseus in the cave of Cyclops -- Odysseus and Kirkē -- Odysseus in the underworld -- Odysseus on the island of the sun -- Home at last -- Odysseus in the pig herder's hut -- The pig herder's tale -- Father and son -- The faithful dog Argos -- Presents from the suitors -- Odysseus' scar -- A vision of doom -- The contest of the bow -- The slaughter of the suitors -- Husband and wife -- Father and son.
Odysseus--soldier, sailor, trickster, and everyman--is one of the most recognizable characters in world literature. His arduous, ten-year journey home after the Trojan War, the subject of Homer's Odyssey, is the most accessible tale to survive from ancient Greece, and its impact is still felt today across many different cultures. This lively free verse translation, from one of today's leading Homeric scholars, preserves the clarity and simplicity of the original while conveying Odysseus' adventures in a modern style. By avoiding the technical formality of earlier translations, and the colloquial and sometimes exaggerated effects of recent attempts, Barry B. Powell's translation deftly captures the most essential truths of this vital text. Due to his thorough familiarity with the world of Homer and Homeric language, Powell's introduction provides rich historical and literary perspectives on the poem. This volume also includes illustrations from classical artwork, detailed maps, explanatory notes, a timeline, and a glossary. Modern and pleasing to the ear while accurately reflecting the meaning of the original, this Odyssey is a superlative translation for twenty-first-century readers.

Poets of World War I

July 18, 2014
Smith, Rupert, 1943-
Chicago, Illinois : Heinemann Library, [2014]
64 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm
"My subject is war" -- Wilfred Owen -- Siegfried Sassoon -- Isaac Rosenberg -- Rupert Brooke -- Robert Graves -- Vera Brittain -- Charles Sorley -- Alan Seeger.

The Infinitesimals

July 17, 2014
Kasischke, Laura, 1961-
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, 2014.
xi, 121 pages ; 23 cm
""Kasischke's poems are powered by a skillful use of imagery and the subtle, ingenious way she turns a phrase."-Austin American-StatesmanThe Infinitesimals stares directly at illness and death, employing the same highly evocative and symbolic style that earned Laura Kasischke the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. Drawing upon her own experiences with cancer, and the lives and deaths of loved ones, Kasischke's new work commands a lyrical and dark intensity.Laura Kasischke is the author of eight collections of poetry and seven novels. She teaches at the University of Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "-- Provided by publisher.


July 17, 2014
Laque, Carol Feiser, author.
277 pages ; 23 cm

Accepting the disaster

July 11, 2014
Mehigan, Joshua, 1969-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
82 pages ; 22 cm

Selected poems

July 11, 2014
Ford, Mark, 1962 June 24- author.
[Minneapolis] : Coffee House Press, 2014.
149 pages ; 22 cm


July 10, 2014
Carr, Julie, 1966- author.
Richmond, California : Omnidawn Publishing, 2014.
126 pages ; 23 cm

Motherland, fatherland, homelandsexuals

June 27, 2014
Lockwood, Patricia.
New York : Penguin Books, [2014].
66 pages ; 23 cm.
"A breathtaking new collection from one of today's boldest and most adventurous poets; Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwood's second collection address the most urgent questions of our time, like: what if a deer did porn? Is America going down on Canada? What happens when Niagara Falls gets drunk at a wedding? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? What would Walt Whitman's tit-pics look like? Why isn't anyone named Gary anymore? Did the Hatfield and McCoy babies ever fall in love? The steep tilt of Lockwood's lines sends the reader snowballing downhill, accumulating pieces of the scenery with every turn. The poems' subject is the natural world, but their images would never occur in nature. This book is serious and funny at the same time, like a big grave with a clown lying in it. "-- Provided by publisher.

Hard love province : poems

June 25, 2014
Chin, Marilyn, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2014.
78 pages ; 22 cm

Corridor : poems

June 25, 2014
Hamilton, Saskia, 1967-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2014.
68 pages ; 23 cm
"'Corridor' is a study of motion and time. Its glanced landscapes, its lives seen in passing, render the immeasurable in broken narratives. Saskia Hamilton's poems travel quickly with unexpected distances within their reach. They are dauntless and alert in their apprehension of the natural kingdom at the frontier of so many unnatural ones. They inhabit the realm of contemplation, which, for Hamilton, is charged with eros."--Back cover.

Hustle : poems

June 24, 2014
Martinez, David Tomas, 1976- author.
Louisville, Kentucky : Sarabande Books, [2014]
95 pages ; 23 cm.

Poems that make grown men cry : 100 men on the words that move them

June 24, 2014
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2014].
xix, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Includes indexes.
"Elegy" by Chidiock Tichborne / David McVicar -- Sonnet XXX by William Shakespeare / Melvyn Bragg -- "On My First Son" by Ben Jonson / John Carey -- "Amor constante mas alla de la muerte" by Francisco de Quevedo / Ariel Dorfman and Javier Marias -- "Hokku" by Fukuda Chiyo-ni / Boris Akunin -- "Wandrers Nachtlied II" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / John Le Carre -- "Frost at Midnight" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge / Sebastian Faulks -- "Character of the Happy Warrior" by William Wordsworth / Harold Evans -- "Surprised by Joy" by William Wordsworth / Howard Jacobson -- "Last Sonnet" by John Keats / Kenneth Lonergan -- Extract from The Masque of Anarchy by Percy Bysshe Shelley / David Edgar -- "I Am" by John Clare / Ken Loach -- "Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances" by Walt Whitman / Stephen Fry -- "Remember" by Christina Rossetti / Robert Fisk and Julian Fellowes -- "After Great Pain" by Emily Dickinson / Douglas Kennedy -- Extract from Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen / Kenneth Branagh -- "Requiem" by Robert Louis Stevenson / Christopher Buckley -- "The Remorseful Day" by A. E. Housman / Joe Klein -- "The Wind, One Brilliant Day" by Antonio Machado / Robert Bly -- "Orpheus. Eurydice. Hermes" by Rainer Maria Rilke / Colm Toibin -- "Ithaka" by Constantine P. Cavafy / Walter Salles -- "At Castle Boterel" by Thomas Hardy / Alan Hollinghurst -- "The Voice" by Thomas Hardy / Seamus Heaney -- "Adlestrop" by Edward Thomas / Simon Winchester -- "The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke / Hugh Bonneville -- "During Wind and Rain" by Thomas Hardy / Ken Follett -- "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen / Christopher Hitchens -- "God's World" by Edna St. Vincent Millay / Patrick Stewart -- "Everyone Sang" by Siegfried Sassoon / Barry Humphries -- "Last Poems: XL "by A. E. Housman / Andrew Motion and Richard Dawkins -- "God Wills It" by Gabriela Mistral / Jeremy Irons -- "Out of Work" by Kenneth H. Ashley / Felix Dennis -- "All the Pretty Horses" by Anonymous / Carl Bernstein -- "The Cool Web" by Robert Graves / John Sutherland -- "The Broken Tower" by Hart Crane / Harold Bloom -- "Bavarian Gentians" by D. H. Lawrence / Simon Armitage -- "A Summer Night" by W. H. Auden / William Boyd -- "Those Who Are Near Me Do Not Know" by Rabindranath Tagore / Chris Cooper -- "Let My Country Awake" by Rabindranath Tagore / Salil Shetty and David Puttnam -- Extract from Finnegans Wake by James Joyce / James Mcmanus -- "In Memory of W. B. Yeats" by W. H. Auden / Salman Rushdie -- "Lullaby" by W. H. Auden / Simon Schama and Simon Callow -- "If I Could Tell You" by W. H. Auden / Alexander Mccall Smith -- "Canoe" by Keith Douglas / Clive James -- "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke / Stanley Tucci -- "The Book Burnings" by Bertolt Brecht / Jack Mapanje -- "Liberte" by Paul Eluard / Joe Wright -- Extract from "The Pisan Cantos" by Ezra Pound / Craig Raine -- "I see a girl dragged by the wrists" by Philip Larkin / Simon Russell Beale -- "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks / Terrance Hayes -- "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner" by Randall Jarrell / Paul Muldoon -- "War Has Been Brought into Disrepute" by Bertolt Brecht / David Hare -- "Le Message" by Jacques Prevert / Peter Sis -- "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas / Benjamin Zephaniah -- "Unfinished Poem" by Philip Larkin / Frank Kermode -- "Over 2,000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance" by Elizabeth Bishop / John Ashbery -- "End of Summer" by Stanley Kunitz / Nicholson Baker -- "The Horses" by Edwin Muir / Alexei Sayle -- "Friday's Child" by W. H. Auden / Rowan Williams -- "Long Distance I and II" by Tony Harrison / Daniel Radcliffe -- "The Widower in the Country" by Les Murray / Nick Cave -- "Injustice" by Pablo Neruda / Carlos Reyes-Manzo -- "The Meaning of Africa" by Abioseh Nicol / James Earl Jones -- "Elegy for Alto" by Christopher Okigbo / Ben Okri -- "Requiem for the Croppies" by Seamus Heaney / Terry George -- "Gone Ladies" by Christopher Logue / Brian Patten -- "Dream Song 90: Op. posth. no. 13" by John Berryman / Al Alvarez -- "Essay" by Hayden Carruth / Jonathan Franzen -- "An Exequy" by Peter Porter / Ian Mcewan -- "Crusoe in England" by Elizabeth Bishop / Andrew Solomon -- "For Julia, in the Deep Water" by John N. Morris / Tobias Wolff -- "Aubade" by Philip Larkin / William Sieghart -- "Dear Bryan Wynter" by W.S. Graham / Nick Laird -- "A Meeting" by Wendell Berry / Colum Mccann -- "eulogy to a hell of a dame---" by Charles Bukowski / Mike Leigh -- Midsummer: "Sonnet XLIII" by Derek Walcott / Mark Haddon -- "In Blackwater Woods" by Mary Oliver / Marc Forster -- "Love After Love" by Derek Walcott / Tom Hiddleston -- Extract from and our faces, my heart, brief as photos by John Berger / Simon Mcburney -- "Sandra's Mobile" by Douglas Dunn / Richard Eyre -- "Brindis con el Viejo" by Mauricio Rosencof / Juan Mendez -- "An End or a Beginning" by Bei Dao / Wuer Kaixi -- "A Call" by Seamus Heaney / Richard Curtis -- Extract from "Eastern War Time" by Adrienne Rich / Anish Kapoor -- "A Blessing" by James Arlington Wright / Richard Ford -- "It Is Here (for A)" by Harold Pinter / Neil Labute -- "For Andrew Wood" by James Fenton / David Remnick -- "Not Cancelled Yet" by John Updike / Joseph O'Neill -- "Armada" by Brian Patten / Paul Bettany -- "A Poetry Reading at West Point" by William Matthews / Tom Mccarthy -- "Bedecked" by Victoria Redel / Billy Collins -- "The Lanyard" by Billy Collins / J. J. Abrams -- "Regarding the home of one's childhood, one could:" by Emily Zinnemann / Colin Firth -- "For Ruthie Rogers in Venice" by Craig Raine / Richard Rogers -- "Keys to the Doors" by Robin Robertson / Mohsin Hamid -- Afterword / Nadine Gordimer.
"A unique collection of the world's finest poets and their most touching poems that has moved one hundred internationally renowned men to tears"-- Provided by publisher.

Modernist women poets : an anthology

June 23, 2014
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2014]
x, 372 pages ; 22 cm
Lola Ridge -- Gertrude Stein -- Amy Lowell -- Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven -- Florence Wheelock Ayscough and Amy Lowell -- Adelaide Crapsey -- Angelina Weld Grimke -- Anne Spencer -- Mina Loy -- Frances Gregg -- Hazel Hall -- H.D. -- Marianne Moore -- Djuna Barnes -- Hildegarde Flanner -- Laura Riding -- Afterword by Robert Hass
"The 20th century was a time of great change, particularly in the arts, but seldom explored were the female poets of that time. Robert Hass and Paul Ebenkamp have put together a comprehensive anthology of poetry featuring the poems of Gertrude Stein, Lola Ridge, Amy Lowell, Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven, Adelaide Crapsey, Angelina Weld Grimke, Anne Spencer, Mina Loy, Hazel Hall, Hilda Doolittle, Marianne Moore, Djuna Barnes, and Hildegarde Flanner. With an introduction from Hass and Ebenkamp, as well as detailed annotation through out to guide the reader, this wonderful collection of poems will bring together the great female writers of the modernist period as well as deconstruct the language and writing that surfaced during that period"-- Provided by publisher.

The inside of an apple

June 23, 2014
Beckman, Joshua, 1971-
Seattle : Wave Books, 2013.
91 pages ; 20 cm
"Wave books ; 037"--Jacket flap.

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